World Cup: US To Battle Iran

World Cup: US To Battle Iran

Two archenemies, the United States of America and Iran have been drawn with England in the same group in the Qatar 2022 World Cup finals.

England could face Scotland or Wales at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 after the draw for the tournament’s finals was made on Friday.

One of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine will go into Group B after the remaining European play-off path is completed.

The World Cup takes place between November 21 and December 18 in Qatar, with the hosts playing Ecuador in the tournament’s opening game.

England’s first fixture, taking place on the same day, sees them take on Iran.

Reigning champions, France, are in Group D while Brazil, who returned to number one in the FIFA world rankings on March 31, are in Group G.

Wales, seeking to reach their first World Cup since 1958, will have to overcome the winners of Scotland and Ukraine in the play-off final in June.

However, that semi-final – which had been scheduled to take place on March 24 at Hampden – was postponed because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Here are the Groups:

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine

Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland

Group D: France, UAE/Australia/Peru, Denmark, Tunisia

Group E: Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan

Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon

Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

BBC Sports